Tuesday, December 10, 2013

DIY Pressed Botanical Art

I have been collecting pieces of the local flora from some of my recent trips... I had ferns from the Oregon coast, autumn leaves from Asheville, and some autumn leaves from Alabama as well. I wanted to find a way to display them, this was perfect and so easy too!

flower seed paper (I got mine from this shop)
picture frames of your choice (mine were about $1 each from Walmart)
pressed leaves/flowers/ferns (press them for about a week under heavy books between wax paper)

Cut the seed paper to fit inside the photo frames. Arrange botanicals how you want them on seed paper and lay picture frame glass on top. Carefully load glass and paper into frame, and that's it! (almost) instant art!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Alabama Trip

About a week and a half ago, my mom, little A and I took a little road trip to my hometown of Montgomery, Alabama to see family and friends. It was a nice little getaway, and we got to see some more fall colors too :)  I loved the ginkgo trees! Here are a few of my favorite pics... (anytime I see a cool vintage sign, I absolutely have to stop and photograph it!)